Oct 6, 2012 4:00am PDT
. >> reporter: also in virginia, mitt romney's post-debate momentum ran smack right into those breakthrough numbers. >> more and more people have just stopped looking for work. >> reporter: romney tried to spin the unemployment rate. >> the truth is, if the same share of people were participating in the workforce today, on the day the president got elected, the unemployment rate would be around 11%. >> reporter: the president, who spoke before romney, saw that charge coming. >> today's news, certainly is not an excuse to try to talk down the economy, to score a few political points. it's a reminder that this country has come too far to turn back now. >> reporter: but there was more. when the former ceo of general electric took to twitter and the air waves, suggesting the obama campaign cooked the numbers. >> i don't know what the right number is. but i'll tell you, these numbers don't smell right when you think about where the economy is right now. >> reporter: many experts laughed off the charge. but the labor secretary, whose department compiles the monthly report, was not laughing. >> i'
Oct 6, 2012 4:00pm PDT
both presidential candidate are preparing for the next debate. ann romney kept the momentum going for her husband, stopping into a campaign headquarters in orlando, florida. she brought peas sack find out autographs and called supporters. >> this is anne romney calling. >> and campaign news from the democratic side, aides announced president obama raised a record $181 million in september. the president will continue raising money tomorrow in los angeles. he nissan francisco monday night for a couldn't certain fundraiser at the bill graham auditorium. >>> the man who served as the pope's butler is now serving time. he was convicted in a vatican city court offing a aggravated t for leaking confidential papal documents and has been ordered to serve out his sentence in a prison. he cold the court he wanted to explosion wrong-doing and corruption and gave the documents to an italian journalist. police found more than a thousand important documents in his apartment. some signed by pope benedict and some thriebled be destroyed. >> fast-moving evebtses to bring accused terrorists to just
Oct 5, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. and a boost for the president, just days after his disappointing debate performance against a challenger who came ready. >> but you've been president four years. you've been president four years. >> reporter: for months now, central to mitt romney's stump speech, his laser focus on unemployment above 8%. >> 40 straight months. not been below 8% for 41. for 42. 43 straight months with unemployment. >> reporter: and just as romney travels to florida this weekend, a message from florida's republican governor before romney even arrived. the governor tweeting about huge economic gains there. "tampa, st. pete, clearwater and miami area experienced largest unemployment rate declines in the country." a tricky balance for romney, arguing voters change course amid an improving picture. romney emphatic it is not going quickly enough. >> the reason it's come down this year is primarily due to the fact that more and more people have just stopped looking for work. >> reporter: but economists say in this jobs report, that's not entirely the case. some have dropped out, but there's also been a surge in the